fire button

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fire button (plural fire buttons)

  1. (video games) A button on a joystick or joypad that corresponds to the action of firing a weapon, but often represents other in-game actions.
    • 1986, Rachael Smith, Bomb Jack (video game review in Your Sinclair issue 5, May 1986)
      You launch him into the air with a quick press on the fire button, trying to pass over bombs as you fly.